Learning Tools and Applications for Cognitive Improvement

Athanasios Drigas, Maria Karyotaki

Abstract


Learning technologies are an indispensable tool for students’ cognitive improvement and assessment. ICTs in coordination with a concrete pedagogical framework may provide students and teachers flexible, engaging, cost-effective and above all, personalized learning experiences, which focus on the adoption of the 21st century cognitive skills into the actual learning process. Such higher order thinking skills (HOTS) entail critical thinking, problem solving, independent inquiry, creativity, communication, collaboration, digital literacy. Therefore, technologically-supported educational environments aim at self-regulated and inquisitive, constructivist, knowledge building rather than knowledge accumulation.

Keywords


learning technologies; thinking abilities; cognitive skills; learning applications

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International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP) – eISSN: 2192-4880
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